Latest Sable Antelope Stories

2009-09-23 06:30:00

Scientists have reported that the giant sable antelope, which is Angola's national symbol, has dropped in population to less than 100 creatures. The five foot tall antelope is put on bank notes and company logos, but only a handful of people have actually seen the animal. The giant sable antelope's numbers began to drop during the 27-year civil war, which ended in 2002.  Many of the surviving antelope stopped breeding or began cross breeding with roan antelopes, creating a new hybrid...

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2007-12-21 13:01:44

The Bluebuck or Blue Antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus), is an extinct species of antelope, the first large African mammal to disappear in historic times. It is related to the Roan Antelope and Sable Antelope, but slightly smaller than either. It lived in the southwestern coastal region of South Africa savannahs, but was more widespread during the last Ice Age. Europeans encountered the Bluebuck in the 17th century, but it was already uncommon by then. European settlers hunted it avidly,...

2007-12-21 13:00:26

The Sable Antelope (Hippotragus niger), is an antelope which inhabits wooded savannah in East Africa south of Kenya, and in Southern Africa. Three subspecies are recognized. The Giant Sable Antelope of central Angola is critically endangered. The Zambian Sable Antelope of central Angola and western Zambia is classified as vulnerable. The Sable Antelope stands 47 to 55 inches at the shoulder and weigh 440 to 595 pounds, males being larger than females. Female Sable Antelope are chestnut to...

2007-12-21 12:17:30

The Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus), is a species of antelope that is found throughout Africa, except the northern regions. Its habitat is woodland and grassland savanna mainly in the tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome. Roan Antelope stand about 60 inches at the shoulder and weigh around 550 pounds. They are reddish-brown in color. They have a lighter underbelly, white eyebrows and cheeks and a black face, lighter in females. There is a short erect...

2007-06-25 08:55:42

The Giant Sable Antelope, Hippotragus niger variani, is a rare subspecies of Sable Antelope native and endemic to the region between Cuango and Luando Rivers in Angola. They live in forests near the water, where leaves and tree sprouts are always juicy and abundant. It is an endangered species, so it is protected in natural parks, and hunting it is, therefore, forbidden. Both sexes have horns, which can reach 59 inches. Males and females are strikingly similar in appearance until they...

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